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What Truck?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by The Lawn Boy Pro, Apr 19, 2004.


Whats your workhorse truck?

  1. Ford

    59 vote(s)
  2. GMC

    10 vote(s)
  3. Chevy

    28 vote(s)
  4. Dodge

    20 vote(s)
  5. Other

    3 vote(s)
  1. The Lawn Boy Pro

    The Lawn Boy Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,217

    Ok, we all have our favorites, but which truck REALLY IS the workhorse? Vote on your favorite, and if its the truck (or one of the trucks) you have, post the current mileage, significant repairs, etc.
  2. harley29710

    harley29710 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 46

    '89 F-150, 113,000 4x4 6 cyl. 4 speed pulls anything and keeps on going.
  3. shepoutside

    shepoutside LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,208

    If it wasn't for the tranny problems, I have in all my Fords, they would get my vote, but my chev's, are bullet proof ( knock wood )
  4. Ray&Christine

    Ray&Christine LawnSite Member
    Messages: 181

    I have a 94 Gmc K1500 with 360,000 km, it has been a great truck. I have had about 6 starters in it but that is about the worst problem with it. The 1994 has been so good I just bought a 1995 K2500 except this one is an ext cab it has 195,000 km on it. I have a few things to do on the newer truck but if it is half as good as the old truck I'll be happy.
  5. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
    Messages: 4,739

    I’m a Ford man.
    First truck- 1990 F250 ¾ ton with a 351 V8 EFI, 5 spd ZF manual and now has 196,000 miles (could be 296,000 as it was a fleet truck) the engine on it is tired but it was ran hard before I got it and I cleaned it out regularly.

    Current truck (selling the F250)- 1989 Ford F350 1 ton with a 460 big block V8 EFI, 3 spd C6 automatic, dually, 8x12’ flatbed, has 162,000 miles.

    Both are/have been excellent work horses and the F250 would hold its own against most trucks on the street. The F350 I haven’t raced (and don't plan on it), but it really moves on out as well. They both pull pretty good, the F250 handled the trailer just fine but like I said it was a bit tired out. The F350 doesn’t even know it’s there. I had 1.5 ton of barn lot waste loaded on it yesterday and it didn’t really seem to notice that either. One thing about these older Fords, they will pass anything but a gas station! Got 9.5-12.5 mpg in the F250 and I expect I will get about 7-10 in the F350 (just got it a couple days ago haven’t got to check mileage yet but I’m working on it).

  6. mowerman52

    mowerman52 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 41

    96' F-150 XL, 74,040 mi., 4x4, straight 6, 5-speed, 5" lift, custom rims and bumpers, the truck looks mean. and pulls great. never had any repairs except replacing the rear view mirror.
  7. CNE

    CNE LawnSite Member
    Messages: 238

    shep, you better find some more wood to knock on man, Chevy has been having tranny problems since '96 with the 4L60E which is what you have in your truck. The sunshell strips in them and leaves you with only one forward gear and no reverse. They also have problems with the valve bodies. You have been lucky if you haven't had a problem.

    G&S LANDSCAPING LawnSite Member
    Messages: 28

    :D Dodge 3500 1 ton dually v-10 ,Will pull anything !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  9. Metro Lawn

    Metro Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,116

    Pre 1992 Dodge trucks with the Cummins diesel get my vote. I have to search a bit harder to find them, but they are worth the effort. Plenty of power and no trans problems.
  10. Metro Lawn

    Metro Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,116

    This is an 89 Dodge with 390,000 miles on it. Still runs great and gets about 15mpg pulling the equipment.

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